In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments; there are consequences. Robert Green Ingersoll
Children develop resiliency and competence by experiencing the natural consequences of their decisions.
1. Avoid lectures, “I told you so.”
2. Express empathy, “I’m sorry you have so much homework to do.”
3. Comfort without rescuing, “Would you like me to make you a sandwich?”
4. Validate feelings, “I’m sorry you feel overwhelmed.”